Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Business Management

Program Snapshot

Develop Business Skills For Success

At Cape Breton University, we know what it takes to be a leader in business. It takes determination, skill, and a solid education foundation to ensure your lifelong success. That’s why the Business Management Diploma (BMD) offered at CBU explores important business aspects required to embrace change within any organization.

The program structure provides opportunities for you to apply your existing skills in marketing, economics and business management with a real-world focus.

You will strengthen your management skills for a career in the private sector, social sectors or government as you work alongside approachable, experienced faculty.

What skills will I gain from this program?

  • Understand the effect of external environments (political, legal, market, sector) on business
  • Use managerial accounting to make resource management decisions that maximize value
  • Conduct industry analysis, identify opportunities and propose product/services offerings
  • Integrate technical knowledge of management, incorporating theoretical concepts in managing people, operations and finances
  • Address management issues in workplace contexts, showing initiative and applying judgement

Why study at CBU?

What makes studying business at CBU so sought after around the world? It’s the accessible faculty who take the time to ensure every graduate leaves prepared. It’s the incredible local community of warm, friendly people. The list of reasons to study here are as long as our horizons are wide. It’s the reasons to leave that are hard to find.

Our goal is to help you become a valuable employee, or build a valuable business with proper organizational priorities, business competencies and initiative. At CBU, you develop these skills and more, such as the ability to integrate technical knowledge and theoretical concepts of management, while also learning extensively about operations and finances.

Our professors have a wealth of knowledge and experience in their related fields of business and are always open to helping improve your learning experience.

Sample Courses

  • ACCT5204 Managerial Accounting
  • MGMT5601 Intro to Business
  • MRKT5301 Marketing
  • BUSS2989: Business Internship

Possible Career Paths

  • Social Media Manager
  • Business Advisor
  • Project Manager
  • Operations Manager

Experiential Learning Opportunities

  • 12-week work placement
  • Capstone project that reflects real-world knowledge

Admission Requirements

General Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a B average from a recognized university
  • See CBU’s English Language Requirements here.

General Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a B average from a recognized university
  • See CBU’s English Language Requirements here.

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Transfer Student Requirements

  • In order to transfer to CBU you must be in good academic standing at your current/previous institution.
  • You must meet the general admissions requirements (or the post-secondary equivalent) for the program, found under the Canadian or International tabs of this tool.
  • To see if your institution is an articulation partner, please view our articulation agreements page.
  • Please email us if you have specific questions about admission requirements and transferring to CBU:

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